And for those who wonder why I bother to put up this photo-essay since so much time already has past since I went on the hike that I'm chronicling: I think the pictures I took back then still are worth sharing -- not least because much of what's in the photos are still there some three years on! Besides, my memories of this hike up Hong Kong's third highest peak (at 869 meters above sea level) are still pretty vivid -- which says to me that in the grand scheme of things, three years is actually not that long after all! ;b
The trail up this Lantau Island peak
is on the rocky and rugged side
On the misty afternoon that a friend and I went up Sunset Peak,
it literally was a trek up to the clouds!
Midway up the mountain (from our hike start at Pak Kung Au), we spotted
a wild dog which, fortunately, seemed more curious than aggressive!
Whether you start from Mui Wo, Nam Shan or Pak Kung Au,
it's quite the trek to go up Sunset Peak and also down it!
On the way down, one has to beware tired legs which can
cause one to slip lest one fall off (not just down) the mountain!
Is that a stone guardian in before me?
The trees grow taller in the lower reaches of the mountain,
so the sight of tall trees is a sure sign that the end of the hike is near! :)